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Re: [Icehouse] Zendo rules

  • FromBuddha Buck <blaisepascal@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateSun, 8 Mar 2009 23:38:06 -0400
On Sun, Mar 8, 2009 at 11:29 PM, S Myers <iamthecheeze@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I have a question fFor the zendo experts.
> Is it legal to have a Rule which can only have one valid koan?
> Example might be:
> "A Koan has the buddha nature if it contains exactly one blue pyramid
> standing up."  "A Koan has the buddha nature if it contains only 5
> complete red trees in a row."
> That seems a little overly specific, but probably legal ... ?

I think it's legal.  However, I've also been known to make the guess
"AKHTBN Iff it is exactly like that koan", pointing to the initial
sample koan with the Buddha Nature in the middle of a table of koans
without the Buddha Nature.  I don't expect it ever to be a correct
guess, but it forces the Master to give me another sample koan with
the Buddha Nature.

> Cheers!
> --Scott
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